Zzaj-Rant – The Culture of “we MUST make this BETTER – even if it’s fine as it is”

Before I start my rant, I’d like you to take just a quick glance at the numbers in the chart below…

I captured this screen on 11/17/2017, so if you want to get the most current view of it, please visit the WordPress Gutenberg forum.  In fact, I would MOST STRONGLY advise that you do so, especially if you have any interest in websites, blogging, etc.  What is transpiring here is a concerted effort to RAM a new EDITOR for WordPress down the throats of the entire WORLD… now, I’m not (any kind) of a “numbers guy”, but even a simpleton can figure out that if a product in development is getting a 2.6 rating – that product is NOT READY FOR PRIME-TIME… yet, despite repeated messages to (one of) the authors of this product, they are still trying to get the editor INSERTED into the WordPress 5.0 CORE release…

The type of response I received from them is along the lines of “we must make the editor better“, and “there will be an option to revert to the old editor“… if THAT is the case, why not simply devise a POPUP during the installation of the 5.0 upgrade (or whichever version this GUTENBERG editor manages to slide itself into) asking the person installing the product if they would LIKE to use the new Gutenberg editor, or retain the old one.  What kind of response did I get when I posed that question?  “Then, the users would get the old experience, instead of the new one“… I didn’t bother replying to that (at least, I don’t think I did, but who knows – I was REALLY dissatisfied with that kind of an answer)… so, what I’m really ranting about here is the ATTITUDE of those folks who are trying to get this new product inserted into the core… if the numbers, as well as the comments, show that a large number of customers are NOT SATISFIED with the new editor – it should not even be CONSIDERED for addition to the WP CORE!

Anyone who knows me can attest to the FACT that if someone tries to “PUSH” something on me – it will (almost automatically – though I actually DID test this product) be REJECTED… before this new product is ever considered for implementation in a new CORE release, there should be a full-blown user test from highly qualified and reputable WP authors… if GUTENBERG can’t achieve at least a 4.5 rating from those super-users – it should be either ABANDONED – or provided as a SEPARATE PLUGIN only… I’ve said my piece (for now), but may be back with more thoughts on this as it marches along…

Please GO to the REVIEW AREA for Gutenberg and rate this effort (hopefully with a 1-start, but it should be your own choice, of course)